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How to Manage a Job Offer When You’re Still Interviewing Elsewhere

When interviewing for jobs, it’s hard to know what to do when you have an offer in hand but are hoping a different company will also make you one. You want keep the offer you have on the table, but you also want to see how the hiring process plays out at the other company. The author presents several ways to manage this uncomfortable situation. Try to buy yourself some time, reject any companies you’re not interested in, and see if your preferred company can speed up their recruiting process. No matter your decision, always be respectful of the recruiters you interact with. In the end, you want to find the right fit for you and companies want to find the right fit for them. Being as authentic and professional as possible through proactive communication will be critical to your success in not only feeling good about the job you take, but also the companies you leave behind.

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